Wednesday, April 4, 2007

April 4, 2007 - Assemby

Assemby for assembly is a classic missing letter typo, as 'L' is the most likely consonant to be dropped from a word by a careless cataloger. This shows up in the high probability section on the main page of OPAC typos, meaning that it generated at least 16 hits in OhioLINK at the time of its discovery. Indeed, it is seen 35 times this morning in OhioLINK. Going back to the source, WorldCat shows 159 of them in the OCLC database. The most painful example is the first title displaying, because the title has only that one word and it is wrong.

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